NOW That's What I Call USA: The 80s (3LP)
- Vinyl LP
NOW Music is proud to present NOW That’s What I Call USA: The 80s – 3LPs packed with 44 massive U.S. hits – Whilst some were big hits on both sides of the Atlantic, we shine a spotlight on huge hits from America at the time, that have gone on to be as legendary in the UK as they were...
NOW Music is proud to present NOW That’s What I Call USA: The 80s – 3LPs packed with 44 massive U.S. hits – Whilst some were big hits on both sides of the Atlantic, we shine a spotlight on huge hits from America at the time, that have gone on to be as legendary in the UK as they were in the US.
Kicking off LP 1 with his first US Top 10 single is Bruce Springsteen with ‘Hungry Heart’, followed by John Mellencamp with ‘Jack & Diane’, a Top 30 UK single, which reached #1 in America in 1982, whilst in 1983 The Police enjoyed a transatlantic chart-topper with ‘Every Breath You Take’. Featuring R&B/Soul from international favourites Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin, and dancefloor classics from Lipps Inc., Company B and The S.O.S. Band lead to the classic soundtrack smash from Ray Parker Jr. ‘Ghostbusters’.
Duran Duran’s epic floor-filler ‘The Reflex’ reached #1 on both sides of the Atlantic, and Nena - whilst having a UK #1 with ’99 Red Balloons’ - reached #2 in the US with the German language version ‘99 Luftballons’, which is here on LP 2. Kenny Loggins features with his US #2 ‘Danger Zone’, and Foreigner’s huge ballad ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’ reached Top 10 in both the UK and the US.
Blondie’s ‘American Gigolo’ theme ‘Call Me’ which reached #1 in both territories opens LP 3, plus Belinda Carlisle’s solo debut, alongside US single ‘Show Me’ from The Pretenders. The massive transatlantic hit ‘Say Say Say’ from Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson, reaching #1 and #2 in the US and UK is followed by Pure Pop from Olivia Newton-John with her 10-weeks at US #1 ‘Physical’. In 1984, Tina Turner saw the career-defining ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ hit the Top 3 in the UK and become her first #1 in the US, and in 1985 Whitney Houston’s debut single ‘You Give Good Love’ hit the US Top 3. Drawing the collection to a close is the aptly titled ‘America’, which gave Neil Diamond his third Top 10 single in the US from the soundtrack of his film ‘The Jazz Singer’.
NOW That's What I Call USA: The 80s – Celebrating huge hits from the charts of eighties America!